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NEU 01.03.2023 Press Releases
Tunnelling effect

Quantum Chemistry: Molecules caught tunneling

Breakthrough for modelling tunneling reactions in molecular chemistry
Quantum effects can play an important role in chemical reactions. Physicists led by Roland Wester of the University of Innsbruck, Austria, have now for the first time observed a quantum mechanical tunneling reaction in experiments. The observation can also be described exactly in theory. With the study published in Nature, the scientists provide an important reference for this fundamental effect in chemistry. It is the slowest reaction with charged particles ever observed.
NEU 23.02.2023 Press Releases

Molekularmedizinische Studie: Wie HPV Gebärmutterhalskrebs auslöst

Eine neue Studie von Wissenschaftler*innen der Universität Innsbruck gewährt detaillierte Einblicke in die Entstehung von Gebärmutterhalskrebs als Folge einer HPV-Infektion. Epigenetische Forschung entschlüsselt die molekularen Mechanismen hinter diesem Vorgang, erweitert den Kenntnisstand zu HPV und bestätigt bisherige Annahmen.

NEU 06.02.2023 Press Releases
Fin Whale

Detective work at sea: whale research via environmental DNA

Detailed knowledge about whales in European waters will be provided by the Biodiversa+ project "eWHALE", which started in January and is led by molecular ecologist Bettina Thalinger from the University of Innsbruck. The transnational research project brings together partners from science, industry and the public to establish a far-reaching, non-invasive cetacean and biodiversity monitoring system using water samples.
NEU 18.01.2023 Press Releases

Underlying assumptions of air quality need to be redefined

Ozone levels near the surface in urban environments lower than expected
Long-term measurements in the urban area of Innsbruck, Austria, show that the fraction of ozone near the surface tends to be overestimated in atmospheric models. Consequently, a fundamental assumption for air quality forecasting has to be reinterpreted for urban areas. Measurements by an international team led by atmospheric scientist Thomas Karl of the University of Innsbruck also show that direct nitrogen dioxide emissions are overestimated.
NEU 16.01.2023 Press Releases
Uni Innsbruck

Uni Innsbruck: Neuer Rekord bei FWF-Förderungen

Im vergangenen Jahr hat der Österreichische Wissenschaftsfonds FWF Forschungsprojekte von Wissenschaftler*innen der Universität Innsbruck mit einem Gesamtvolumen von 28,7 Millionen Euro bewilligt. Das ist um über 4 Millionen Euro mehr als im bisher erfolgreichsten Jahr 2019. 1,1 Millionen Euro stammen aus dem Matching Funds, den das Land Tirol gemeinsam mit dem FWF finanziert.

NEU 14.11.2022 Press Releases

Statistics: Brazil is the clear favourite going into the FIFA World Cup

After being eliminated in the quarter-finals four years ago, the Brazilian national team is once again the clear favourite to win the FIFA World Cup. But Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany and France also have a good chance of winning the title – as shown by an international team of researchers from the Universities of Innsbruck, Ghent and Luxembourg and the Technical Universities of Dortmund and Munich.